Programs to help you grow your venture.

Explore

Explore

You’re curious about entrepreneurship and would like to learn more about this career path. You may have a business or social enterprise idea (or want to find one!). You’re ready to explore the possibilities through introductory workshops.

Commitment

  • Attendance at workshops/networking events
  • Regular updates and progress on your idea
  • Completion of project work associated with introductory workshop
  • Collaboration with entrepreneur community

Benefits

  • General workshops and events
  • Hub resources and member socials (Huddles)
  • Group advising
  • EDGE’s online community
  • Membership in a supportive community of entrepreneurs
  • Join Explore  
Leap

Leap

This fall, we’re running Leap Startup League, an innovative program in collaboration with ICUBE to kickstart your venture. Successful applicants will be accepted into both EDGE’s Leap Program and ICUBE’s Start Up Program. Our Leap program is perfect if you’re working on a defined business or social enterprise idea and you’re looking for mentorship, training and networking with a community of like-minded people

 Commitment

  • Attendance at workshops/networking events
  • Monthly advisor meetings
  • Regular updates and progress on your venture
  • Completion of Leap Labs and associated worksheets 
  • Collaboration with entrepreneur community

 Benefits

  • All benefits available to Explore members plus:
  • Individual advising
  • Coaching network by request
  • Join Leap  
Rise

Rise

You have a solid foundation and are ready to rise to new heights. You’re testing your idea and gathering
feedback from users and customers. You’re developing a minimum viable product (MVP), building an
organization that can grow and refining processes to grow your revenue and impact.

Commitment

  • Attendance at workshops/networking events
  • Monthly advisor meetings
  • Regular updates and progress on your venture

Benefits

  • Access to service providers
  • Perks: discounts, memberships and software
  • Resources through members’ portal
  • Join Rise  
Soar

Soar

You’ve been working on your idea for a while and have made progress. You understand your market, have a sense of your business model and have assembled a team. You want to be part of a growing community.

 Commitment

  • From founders: 30 hours/week per seat minimum (dedicated desk) or 15 hours/week per seat minimum (hot desk) 
  • Monthly updates and progress on venture
  • End of Term progress updates 
  • Contributing to and collaborating with the entrepreneur community

 Benefits

  • All benefits available to Leap members, plus:
  • Hot desk or dedicated desk space in a co-working environment
  • Exclusive access to seed funding opportunities
  • Design and other support services
  • Meeting room space
  • Exclusive online resource portal
  • Student engagement/project support
  • Join Soar